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ARCATA- Humboldt State University is closer to hiring a new police chief. The university has made a conditional offer after a nationwide search.

Donn Peterson will start on January 5 if he passes a required background check. He is currently the Major for Broward Sheriff's Office in South Florida. Peterson is a California native and has spent 29 years in law enforcement.

The...

FORTUNA- The man who brought tourism to the Friendly City, revitalized community gatherings and breathed life into the small town, was remembered today in Fortuna.

“He was an amazing guy that he loved life, he loved people, he loved his community and everything that was involved with it and he started a lot of the events that are huge,” said Lisa Hummel, daughter of Hal Hummel.

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SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- A week after voters passed a bond measure for Southern Humboldt schools, the district says it is ready to finish the work they began.

Voters passed Measure X, allowing Southern Humboldt Unified School District to sell $10 million worth of bonds. The bond measure was on the ballot in June, but failed by only 18 votes. District officials say increased education and...

EUREKA- Family members of Thomas McClain gathered in protest today outside of a ceremony celebrating the promotion of six Eureka Police Department officers. The protestors took issue specifically with Captain Brian Stephens’ promotion.

Stephens was the sergeant on scene September 16, the day of McClain’s death. According to the EPD, Stephens gave orders to McClain shortly before another...

EUREKA- As the holiday season is approaching, the Department of Health and Human Services says you should get your flu shot now.

According the DHHS, no flu cases have been reported yet in Humboldt County but that is expected to change in just two weeks. The Thanksgiving and Christmas season is when the North Coast sees it’s biggest increase in flu cases. The very young and very old, as...

EUREKA- A ceremony to commemorate the promotions of six members of the Eureka Police Department was held on Wednesday at the Wharfinger Building. Those promotions were for two Captains, two Sergeants, a Communications Supervisor and a Support Services Manager. The promotion of the two Captains is an example of the Eureka Police Department’s restructuring process.

Sgt. Steve Watson and...

EUREKA- A trial date has still not been set for the man accused of murdering a man in Garberville last April.

Carter is accused of killing 36-year-old Zachery Chapman. Carter was initially accused of setting fire to a residence as well, but that charge was dropped at the preliminary hearing and replaced with the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Carter’s defense...

EUREKA - November is National Adoption Month and local adoption agencies are using it as a way to share information with the public.

A branch within the Department of Health and Human Services called Children and Family Services is one way to adopt locally.

The program has been running for two years and focuses on finding homes or long-term foster care for children. This year...

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